Online Therapy

I can see you online in California and internationally (depending on the legalities of where you are physically located).

You are not expected to know the legalities before you contact me.  Just let me know where you are/will be located, and I will let you know about the regulations for online therapy in that location.

The following is a list of confirmed countries, and the list continues to grow as I confirm the legalities in more countries.

NOTE:  If you do not see a particular country, it just means that I have not yet researched the legalities there. Please contact me, and I will investigate it.

  • Australia
  • Bolivia
  • Cayman Islands*
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica*
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic*
  • France*
  • Germany*
  • Greece
  • India
  • Japan*
  • Mexico*
  • New Zealand (Only for visitors. Not for residents) 
  • Norway*
  • Paraguay 
  • Portugal 
  • Singapore* 
  • Spain 
  • United Kingdom *
  • United States (California and South Carolina only)* 

What is online therapy?

Many different terms are used for online therapy, including telepsychology, telebehavioral health, telemedicine, distance counseling, and many other similar terms.

Online therapy is more than just a therapist offering services by video.  There are clinical, ethical, legal and technological factors that should be considered.

Online therapy, simply put, is therapy across distance through electronic means.  It is an approach that takes the best practices of traditional therapy and combines it with some of its own unique advantages, keeping in mind and holding the highest standards in the field.

Telemedicine for mental health can be a big benefit as it can enhance the care I can provide for you by offering a versatile, flexible option for scheduling and attending sessions with you, over an easy to use secure video, connecting with you on your own schedule and from your choice of location.

In many places there is a shortage of mental health professionals, or at least the type of therapist you would like, and this means that it can be difficult to find the best therapist for you.  We now know that certain clients seek online therapy for practical/logistical and personal preferences, as well as clinical reasons.  With a licensed clinician knowledgeable also in the area of area of telemental health, online therapy is convenient, secure and effective.

I am trained in telebehavioral health, and use specialized technology for quality and security, for video conferencing tools, phone service, and encrypted email (all HIPAA secure), in order to provide you with the convenience of remote sessions that do not require a visit to my office, without having to sacrifice quality, security, or confidentiality.

What do I need in order to do therapy via the internet?

All you need is a computer, internet, and a safe and confidential setting.

What To Look For When Choosing An Online Therapist

Many are now offering online therapy, but not all therapists are aware of the legal, ethical, technological and clinical considerations.  Here is what to look for:

  • Is the therapist licensed? (see “how to choose a therapist“).
  • Do they have any training in online therapy?
  • Do they use HIPAA secure technology? (Skype and Facetime are not HIPAA secure)